6percent Opacity Study
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6% Opacity Study

Client: Gerdau Ameristeel

Location: Sand Springs, OK

Recommend modifications designed to ensure the client can maintain compliance with the EPA opacity mandate while continuing operation of the furnaces in the existing meltshop.

  • Meltshop CFD Analysis
    • Evaluate impact of various building modifications on canopy hood capture efficiency
    • Determine required canopy hood exhaust rate to achieve emission targets
  • Furnace Process Optimization
    • Develop recommendations to improve EAF energy efficiency and improve furnace productivity
    • Recommend process modifications design to reduce EAF emissions
  • Conceptual drawings to illustrate the recommended modifications
  • Order of magnitude cost estimate for the recommended modifications
Project History

Study Completed

February, 2009

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